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Scott Beale    

Former U.S. Diplomat, Political Analyst, Founder & CEO of Atlas Service Corps.

Scott Beale is the founder of Atlas Corps and an experienced social entrepreneur who has started three nonprofit organizations and helped thousands of people in his generation become agents for social change. He has worked in four continents, with nonprofit, government and business leaders from around the world, and through Atlas Corps has pioneered an innovative, sustainable and scalable way for changing international volunteerism.

Scott is currently the Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps, a $1.4 million dollar nonprofit with eight staff and over 105 Fellows from more than 30 countries. Atlas Corps addresses critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship for skilled nonprofit professionals. Sometimes called a "reverse Peace Corps," the main program of Atlas Corps brings leaders from around the world to cities in the U.S. for 12-18 months of service, education and development. Atlas Corps partners with some of the best organizations in the world, including Ashoka, Susan G. Komen, Grameen Foundation, UN Foundation, Special Olympics and the U.S. Peace Corps.

Scott has won numerous awards for his pioneering work developing Atlas Corps and is also considered one of the national leaders in "crowd source philanthropy," winning six online contests over two years and raising $400,000 in the process from Americas Giving Challenge, the Chase-Facebook Community Challenge, Idea Blob, and Pepsi Refresh Everything.

Prior to launching Atlas Corps, Scott is a recognized leader of the Millennial Generation as the author of "Millennial Manifesto: A Youth Activist Handbook" and the founder of which has since grown into, the largest nonpartisan political community for young people in the country. He has published many articles and delivered over 500 speeches on his "10 Steps to Change the World." After the 2004 Election, the Youth Vote Coalition named him on of "30 People Under 30 Changing Politics in America."

Scott is also an experienced social entrepreneur. While at Ashoka's Youth Venture, he helped over 1,000 young people start social ventures. Also, while at Youth Venture, he helped expand the organization from approximately three to twenty-five. Scott also founded a small nonprofit organization (The 2100 Fund) that organizes large parties to raise money for charity.

Scott has worked on the state, national and international level. Scott worked in Bosnia as the youngest Core Supervisor from any country for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), an intergovernmental organization responsible for supervising elections in Bosnia. In the States, Scott worked for Governor Tom Carper of Delaware as well as the Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. In 2004, Scott served overseas to coordinate the U.S. Government's efforts to fight human trafficking in India. Scott helped coordinate $9 million dollars of U.S. government resources to nonprofit and international organizations in India who were fighting modern day slavery.

Scott has his Bachelor's from Georgetown University and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Delaware. He is happily married to Courtney Beale, a U.S. Diplomat who has served as a Special Assistant to Secretaries Rice and Clinton, Acting Spokesperson in the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, Public Affairs Officer in Monterrey, Mexico, and other assignments in India and Colombia. They currently live in Monterrey, Mexico and Scott regularly travels back to the U.S. and around the world.


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Leadership Lessons from Armenian Activists, Zimbabwean Social Entrepreneurs and Nonprofit Leaders from Around the World

For over a decade, Scott Beale has worked around the world with some of the most impressive nonprofit leaders from Ashoka social entrepreneurs to Atlas Corps Fellows. With every inspiring individual he met, he always asked the same question, "What is the secret to your leadership success?" Despite variances of language, culture, and religion the similarity of the answers will surprise you.

Slavery, Genocide and Indifference: Where do you Stand?

In this gripping presentation, Beale outlines the seven greatest challenges to America's youngest generation from slavery, genocide, war, poverty, HIV/AIDS, global warming and indifference and how individuals can stand up to the most horrible challenges. Scott has worked around the world helping the war recovering Bosnia in 1996 to fighting human trafficking in India in 2004 to calling out indifference all along the way. This is not a depressing account of the challenges we face, but rather an inspirational wake-up call for everyone to engage in the world's biggest challenges.

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